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Final Programme

Oct. 21st Sunday: 

Registration 18:00-  

Public lectures: First and Second Origin of Life 19.00-21.00 
André Brack  (Orleans, France) and
Tetsuya Yomo (Osaka, Japan) 


Session    Chair: Harry Lehto

1. Astrobiology, Life and Habitabile zones

1.1 Updating the Astrobiology Roadmap
Carl Pilcher

1.2 Life, the Universe and Habitable Zones
Rami Rekola

1.3 The quest for terrestrial planets
Ewa Szuszkiewicz


Session    Chair: Werner von Bloh

2. Life, climate and the atmospheres

2.1. Biological feedbacks as cause and demise of Neoproterozoic 
icehouse: implications for multicellular evolution
*P. Janhunen, H. Kaartokallio, I. Oksanen, K. Lehto, H. Lehto

2.2 Life and Climate: Is there a link?
Peter Ditlevsen

2.3 The importance of high CO2 amounts in young terrestrial 
planetary atmospheres
*H. Lammer, M.L. Khodachenko, M. Panchenko, N. Terada, 

2.4 The life span of a photosynthetic-active biosphere on 
super-Earth planets
*C. Bounama, W. von Bloh, S. Franck


Session   Chair: Maria Webb

3. Mars research

3.1 Detection of anticipated life on Mars by Phoenix
*Joop M. Houtkooper, Dirk Schulze-Makuch

3.2 Methane and formaldehyde:their abundance and sources
on the Earth and Mars
*C. Muller and D. Moreau

3.3 Geological and Paleo-Climatic Constraints for 
the Search of Life on Mars
*V.-P. Kostama, M. Aittola, J. Korteniemi, H. Lahtela, 
T. Törmänen, T. Öhman and J. Raitala

3.4 Modelling the surface and subsurface Martian radiation 
environment: Implications for Astrobiology
*L. R. Dartnell, L. Desorgher, J. M. Ward, A. J. Coates


Session   Chair: Frances Westall

4. Early life

4.1 The origin and evolution of viruses
D. Bamford

4.2 Horizontal gene transfer: evolution by default or product 
of natural selection?
Anthony Poole

4.3 Membranes and the Origin of Cellular life
*Tiina Laiterä and Kirsi Lehto

4.4 Elaborate morphologies in probable microfossils from Archaean
chert,Pilbara Craton, 
Western Australia: indicators of complex cell behaviour?
*K. Sugitani, K. Grey, T. Nagaoka, K. Mimura, M.R. Walter

Poster session


Session   Chair: Axel Brandenburg

5. Prebiotic chemistry 

5.1 Conformation-dependent racemization of aspartyl residues
 in model peptides
*A. Brack, K. Kuge, N. Fujii

5.2 Driving chirality
H. Lehto

5.3 Emergence of chirality and molecular evolution
*Raphaël Plasson, Hugues Bersini, Axel Brandenburg

5.4 A Terrestrial Prebiotic Route to Pyrroles and 
Higher Aromatics
*H. Strasdeit, S. Fox, D. Denysenko


Session   Chair:  Jean-Francois Lambert

5.5 Oxidative Pathways of Reduced Phosphorus Compounds: 
A Primary Source of Condensed Phosphates on the Early Earth
*M. A. Pasek, T. P. Kee, J. I. Lunine

5.6 Phosphorus Redox Chemistry in Planetary Environments:
Implications for the Origins of Life
D. E. Bryant, I. B. Gorrell, D. Greenfield, S. M. Evans, 
L. Wang, D. E. Heard, M. A. Blitz, A. Goddard, C. Smith, 
M. A. Pasek, *T. P. Kee

5.7 Abiotic organic synthesis underneath the ocean floor
Nils G. Holm

6. Small bodies in the solar system: Comets, Meteorites, Moons

6.1 Unbiased meteorite statistics: an impossible task? The Oman 
*Beda A. Hofmann, Edwin Gnos, Manuel Eggimann, Ali Al-Kathiri


Session   Chair:  Yves Ellinger

6.2 Organics on Wild 2 Comet: Laboratory results of 
stardust samples
J.R. Brucato and the Stardust Team

6.3 Composition of Saturnian E-ring Particles. Probing subsurface 
Oceans of Enceladus?
*F. Postberg, S. Kempf, R. Srama, E. Grün, J.K. Hillier, 
S.F. Green, N.McBride

6.4 Interplay of Novel Organic and Inorganic Chemistry on Titan
Sam Abbas

6.5 Photochemistry of organic molecules related to Mars, Titan, 
and Comets: 
Experiments in Terrestrial orbit and laboratory simulations
*Y.Y. Guan, H. Cottin, P. Coll, D. Coscia, N. Fray, F. Macari, 
F. Stalport, F. Raulin, C. Szopa, D. Chaput, M. Viso, M. Bertrand, 
A. Chabin, L. Thirkell, F. Westall and A. Brack


EANA General assembly

Workshop Dinner and Sauna 16.30/18.45 - 23.00
For participants for the sauna, the departure will be 
approx at 16.30
The dinner only people will leave at approx 18.45.
Return is scheduled for 23.00. Further details will 
be given at the meeting. 
Wednesday Session Chair: Gerda Horneck 9.00-10.20 7. Life in extreme conditions 7.1 Microbial life in extreme subglacial Antarctic lake environments: Lake Vostok *S. Bulat, I. Alekhina, V. Lipenkov, V. Lukin, D. Marie, C. Lavire, P. Normand, J.R. Petit 7.2 The Enigma of the Nitrate Deposits in the Atacama Desert, Chile *Rocco L. Mancinelli, Kimberley Warren-Rhodes, Amos Banin, Ragnhild Landheim 7.3 UV-induced DNA damage in Deinococcus radiodurans: Photoproducts and gene expression *P. Rettberg, U. Pogoda de la Vega, T. Douki, J. Cadet, G. Reitz 7.4 Growth of Microorganisms at Martian Subsurface Conditions: Laboratory Modeling *A. K. Pavlov, V. N. Shelegedin, M. A. Vdovina, A. V. Tretyakov Coffee 10.20-10.50 Session Chair: Kirsi Lehto 10.50-12.10 7.5 New insights into the microbial diversity in spacecraft assembly clean rooms and the impact on planetary protection *C. Moissl, Kasturi Venkateswaran, Gerhard Kminek 8. Lithopanspermia 8.1 Shock experiments in support of the Lithopanspermia theory: The influence of host rock composition, temperature and shock pressure on the survival rate of endolithic and epilithic microorganisms *C. Meyer, D. Stöffler, M. Misgaiski, J. Fritz, R. Moeller, E. Rabbow, G. Horneck, J.-P. De Vera, C. Cockell, U. Hornemann 9. Education and Public Outreach 9.1 The Science and Culture of Astrobiology in Education and Outreach Mark Brake and Martin Griffiths 9.2 ABC-Net, a European Astrobiology Lecture Course Network *Gerda Horneck and the ABC-Net Team Formal Ending of the meeting (Lunch) 12.10-13.45 Youth Session Chair: Liisa Gunnelius 13.45-15.05 Y Young astrobiologist sessions Y.1 The origin of introns and mRNA *Marc P. Hoeppner, Daniel C. Jeffares, Anthony M. Poole Y.2 The importance of the Astrobiology for the young generations *José Ruiz de la Herrán Y.3 Irradiation of a homogeneous mixture of ammonia and carbon dioxide (NH3, CO2) at low temperatures *Sohan Jheeta, Anne LaFosse, Bhalamurugan Sivaraman, Slywia Ptasinska, Nigel Mason Y.4 Dissociative recombination of nitrile ions - important processes in Titan's atmosphere Erik Vigren*, Magdalena Kaminska, Vitali Zhaunerchyk, Mathias Hamberg, Mathias Danielsson, Richard D. Thomas, Jacek Semaniak, Patrik Andersson, Mats Larsson, Wolf D. Geppert Coffee 15.05-15.30 Youth Session Chair: Mark Hoeppner 15.30-17.10 Y.5 Compound model to explain water origins for Earth-like planets *Karla de Souza Torres, Othon Cabo Winter Y.6 Structure and evolution of RNA polymerases Liisa Gunnelius Y.7 Analysis of the critical moments of the evolution of biosphere macroparameters for revealing catastrophes *V.A.Ozheredov and N.G.Khorseva Y.8 Searching for habitable-zone planets with SuperWASP *D. R. Anderson and The SuperWASP Consortium Y.9 How to close the door leaving it open? ? On the origin of membrane transport system Katarzyna Adamala POSTERS P1. Life P1.1 What is life? Anthony Mellersh and Sohan Jheeta P1.2 Computer simulated macroevolution: beyond Bak-Sneppen and Generalized Lotka-Voltera models Wojciech Borkowski P2. Life, climate and the atmospheres P2.1 The habitability of super-Earths in Gliese 581 W. von Bloh, C. Bounama, M. Cuntz, S. Franck P2.2 Simulating Terrestrial Effects of a Nearby Supernova *Dimitra Atri, Adrian L. Melott, Yuriy Serozhkin, P2.3 Conditions for lightning in gas-dusty atmosphere of water-containing bodies of Solar system Yuriy Serozhkin P2.4 Evolution of Earth-size Planetary Atmospheres: From Planets to Exoplanets Kaijun Liu, Riku Järvinen, Ilkka Sillanpää, Walter Schmidt, Esa Kallio, Pekka Janhunen P2.5 Experimental simulation of volatile organic contributions to planetary atmosphereserrestrial and extraterrestrial conditions R. C. Wilson, V.K.Pearson, D.C. Turner, G.H. Morgan, I.A. Franchi, I.P.Wright, I. Gilmour. P3. Mars P3.1 Identification of ß-carotene in a Martian-analog Evaporitic Matrix Using Raman Spectroscopy - A Methodical Approach P. Vítek, K. Osterrothová, J. Jehlicka P3.2 A low wax crude oil could explain possible liquid hydrocarbon seeps on Mars M. S. Direito and M. E. Webb P3.3 Raman LIBS Instrument for ExoMars 2013: calibration and data refining procedures N. Tarcea, T. Dörfer, M. Schmitt, M. Hilchenbach, H. Thiele, H. Henkel, I. Rauschenbach, E. K. Jessberger, F. Rull, R. Hochleitner, F. Langenhorst, *J. Popp P3.4 The effect of short wavelength UV radiation on uracil thin layer. An application of the "Mars lamp" A. Bérces, G. Kovács, H. Lammer, Ch. Kolb, Gy. Rontó P3.5 Studies of resistance to Mars UV conditions with extremely halophilic archaea *Sergiu Fendrihan and Helga Stan-Lotter P3.6 Survivability and performance of cyanobacteria under simulated Martian UV-radiation *M. Tammi, F. O'Reilly, L. Mibelli, B. Osborne, J. Tammi P3.7 NASA Phoenix Mars Lander Uncovering the Mysteries of the Martian Arctic NASA, *Line Drube, *Christina Østerkryger Von Holstein Rathlou P4. Early Life P4.1 Informational polymers in the primitive Earth: nonlinear analysis of archaea genomes and eukaryotic exons compared to computer-generated random sequences Giorgio Bianciardi P4.2 Viruses in the origin, evolution and panspermia of life *Matti Jalasvuori and Jaana K. H. Bamford P4.3 Is the case against ribose proven? *Anthony R. Mellersh and Nigel J.Mason P4.4 Shallow-water biolaminated sediments in a 3.33 Ga-old chert from Barberton *Frances Westall, Gisela Gerdes, and Axel Hofmann P5. Prebiotic chemistry P5.1 The fate of amino acids adsorbed on mineral matter *J-F. Lambert, L. Stievano, I. Lopes P5.2 Chemical Evolution: Amino Acids at Hot Volcanic Coasts *S. Fox and H. Strasdeit P5.3 Protein Subunits and the Search of Protein Precursors Franco Ferrari P5.4 How long can left and right handed life forms coexist? Axel Brandenburg P5.5 Quantum origin of life Y.Toyozawa, *J.E. Dmochowski, M.Plaza P5.6 Biforked state of a prebiotic microsystem: the intermediate step to living unit Vladimir N. Kompanichenko P5.7 Absorption of compounds of biological importance in solid surfaces and their relevance in terrestrial and extraterrestrial conditions *López-Esquivel Kranksith Laura, Negrón-Mendoza Alicia, Ramos-Bernal Sergio P5.8 Characteristics of fluctuating conditions in the hydrothermal medium suitable for the origin of life *Vladimir Kompanichenko , Polona Kralj, Boris Fishman, Konstantin Shlufman, Efim Frisman P6. Small bodies in the solar system: Comets, Metorites, Moon P6.1 Thermal history of micrometeoroids during the atmospheric entry *G. Briani, S. Aiello, A. Belleni, L. Graziani P6.2 Dissociative recombination studies of CH2OH+ and CD2OD+ *M Hamberg, W. D. Geppert, R. D. Thomas, V. Zhaunerchyk, F. Österdahl, A. Ehlerding, M. Kaminska, J. Semaniak, M. af Ugglas, A. Källberg, A. Paal, A. Simonsson and M. Larsson P6.3 Application of a minimum energy principle to the amino acids found in the carbonaceous chondrites *Y. Ellinger, M. Lattelais, F. Pauzat, B. Zanda P6.4 The limnological structure of Titan's hydrocarbon lakes and its astrobiological implication T. Tokano P6.5 Nondestructive detection of biphosphammite and nickel- boussingaultite -Two NH4 group containing minerals using vibrational spectroscopy Adam Culka P6.6 Raman spectroscopic nondestructive detection of organic minerals for exobiological studies *J. Jehlicka, H.G.M. Edwards P6.7 Investigations of Europa biosignatures with hypervelocity impact physics Katarina Miljkovic P6.8 Stardust and StardustNext missions Johan Silen P6.9 Large icy satellites as possible sites for existence of biosphere Michael B. Simakov P7. Life in extreme conditions P7.1 Hydrocarbon rich extreme econiche established in the deepest ice borehole at Vostok, East Antarctica *I. Alekhina, D. Marie, J-R. Petit, V. Lukin, V. Zubkov, S. Bulat P7.2 Activity of a sulphate reducing bacteria community isolated from an acidic lake *D.Wolicka, A.Borkowski P7.3 Biosignatures in pillow lava alteration rims (Atlantic Ocean): Implications for biogenecity and their detection B. Cavalazzi, *F. Westall, R. Barbieri P7.4 Mycobacterium species in geothermal areas from Yellowstone National Park *Ricardo Santos, João Fernandes, Fernanda Oliveira and Manuela Cadete P7.5 Life in the Mud Volcanoes Denzil A, Haque, S, Lehto, H.J., Ramsubhag A, Wilson, B P7.6 Fungi in astrobiology Tapani Yli-Mattila P7.7 Growth and survival of coloured fungi in space *Gomoiu Ioana, Piso Marius, Hasegan Dumitru, Evangelia Sarantopoulou P7.8 Effects of the ISS low Earth orbit related environment on the transcriptome and proteome expression in the ESA Life Support System bacterium Rhodospirillum rubrum ATCC25903 *F. Mastroleo, N. Leys, R. Benotmane, F. Vanhavere, A. Janssen, L. Hendrickx, M. Mergeay, R. Wattiez P7.9 Astrobiological experiments on Foton-M3 R. Demets P7.10 HALOSPACE - Testing the survival of Halococcus dombrowskii in the ESA EXPOSE facility at the International Space Station *Tatjana K. Polacsek and Helga Stan-Lotter P7.11 Habitats on the external parts of the International Space station? C. Muller P7.12 Cleaning-resistant Cupriavidus and Ralstonia bacteria contaminating spacecrafts and the ultra clean rooms they are assembled in *Natalie Leys, Annik Dams, Albert Bossus, Ann Provoost, Kasthuri Venkateswaran and Max Mergeay P7.13 An introduction to planetary protection Euan Monaghan P7.14 Raman spectroscopy study of extremophile organisms and their relationship with minerals and rocks * Susana E. Jorge Villar, B Howell G.M. Edwards106 P8. Lithopanspermia P8.1 LITHOPANSPERMIA: test of interplanetary transfer and re-entry process of epi- and endolithic microbial communities in the FOTON-M3 Mission *R. de la Torre, L. Gª Sancho, G. Horneck, Petra Rettberg, C. Ascaso, A. de los Ríos, J. Wierzchos, M. Reina, J.P. de Vera, C. Cockell, R. Demets P8.2 High Speed Impact Experiment for Studying of Survivability of Micro organisms under Low Temperature A. K. Pavlov, V. N. Shelegedin, V. T. Kogan, B. G. Zhukov, R. O. Kurakin, S.I. Rozov, *M. A. Vdovina, A. V. Tretyakov P8.3 Estimation of possibilities of mass transfer from Mars to Earth M. Gorski, *S. Janikowski, M. Kubiak, G. Wiktorowicz P8.4 Realisation of Panspermia phase 2 inside the Mini External Exposure Facility on the International Space Station (ISS) Cornelia Meyer, *Ulrike Pogoda de la Vega, Ralf Moeller, Jean-Pierre de Vera, Thomas Berger, Guenther Reitz, Petra Rettberg, Uwe Reimold, Rogier Schonenborg P8.5 Formation of oligopeptides in frozen solution: possibility of delivering seeds of life by small solar system bodies N. Gontareva, E. Kuzicheva, A. Pavlov, M. Vdovina P8.6 Plant seeds as biological instruments for dispersing life through the Universe in directed panspermia *David Tepfer, Andreja Zalar, Søren V. Hoffmann, Sydney Leach P9. Public outreach and education P9.1 SOWA - Polish National Astrobiology Student's Conference K. Adamala, M. Gochna, *M. Gorski, I. Kowalska P9.2 Teaching & the public outreach in the field of astrobiology: Finland as an example Marianna Ridderstad P9.3 Perspectives on Astrobiology projects in Brazil *E. Janot-Pacheco, C. Lage, H. Boechat-Roberty, G. Porto-de-Mello, A. Wuensche, A. Friaça P10. Beyond the solar system P10.1 Laboratory set-up for studying ices at the 25-1000 microns region *J. Canto,O. Gomis, R. Vilaplana, M. Domingo P10.2 Molecular line carriers in the translucent clouds *M. Kazmierczak, J. Krelowski, M. Schmidt P10.3 New redox-catalysts found in interstellar dust by MS Franz R. Krueger P10.4 Investigations of Dusty Circumstellar Disks *R. Nilsson, G. Olofsson P10.5 Radiative Transfer in Protoplanetary Disk: effects on physical and chemical properties of gas and presolar dust L. Graziani, *S. Aiello, A. Belleni, G. Briani, C.Cecchi-Pestellini P10.6 Transiting Extra-solar Planets: the photometric information Alvaro Gimenez P10.7 Influence of stellar X-ray luminosity evolution on exoplanetary mass distributions T. Penz, G. Micela, and H. Lammer P10.8 Counter-rotating planetary systems *S. Kotiranta, H. Lehto, S. Mikkola P10.9 The role of the inclination of terrestrial planets on the habitable zone's stability *B. Funk, R. Schwarz, E. Pilat-Lohinger, A. Süli, R. Dvorak P10.10 Giant planets as a dynamical shield - numerical studies *T. Laakso, J. Rantala, M. Kaasalainen